“Turning the obstacles of nature into an unusually different, exclusive creation, Rare Champagne glorifies the personality of an exceptional year -singular, unexpected or wayward.” In other words, produced only in adverse years with a story to tell, which challenges and allows the Cellar Master Regis Camus to distinguish his blending talent. Regis Camus has been awarded the “Champagne and Sparkling Winemaker of the Year” by the International Wine Challenge Jury eight different times since the beginning of the century! The 1998 is the first RARE ever bottled in magnum. The first RARE was produced in 1976. Before the 1998, the last RARE produced was 1988. This is the first millésime (French for “vintage”) RARE bottled in magnum. Only 15 cases were imported to the USA. Each RARE comes securely packaged in a gorgeous black box.
“A beautifully bright and expressive Champagne, with precision and vivid acidity throughout; roasted coffee bean and graphite notes lead to a rich palate of toasted brioche, crystallized honey, bergamot and crème de cassis. Exotic ground spice details of cardamom, ginger and anise show on the finish. Tasted from magnum. Drink now through 2030.” – 98 points – Wine Spectator (November 30, 2015)